Few American universities are as culturally diverse as UB. Our international community was proudly on display this week, from a computer science symposium in honor of our new president, to a global bazaar run by and for students, and the first of a year-long arts and lecture series on the global connections between water, ecology and culture.
UB honored the expertise of President Satish K. Tripathi, an internationally recognized computer scientist, with a symposium held in the Student Union featuring a discussion of Tripathi’s work and presentations by his colleagues from several distinguished institutions. The event was sponsored by the Office of International Education and hosted by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
The UB Global Fair was held in the Center for the Arts and
featured performances by members of UB’s international
student clubs. Foods and beverages unique to many nations were
served, while faculty members made presentations on the global
impact of their research, education and service. | Download
Water. Globe. Humanity. Buffalo. On Thursday, the UB Humanities Institute sponsored a lecture titled “Talking Back to Your Intelligent Cities,” by Dutch sociologist Saskia Sassen—the first in the institute’s Fluid Culture Series featuring public lectures and innovative art installations along the Buffalo waterfront and throughout the region to “better understand the increasingly fluid world in which we live.”| Download the program